Fly-Sky Configuration
and Helicopter Setup Manual

CT6 Computer Transmitter Settings for Airplanes

(Contributed by Richard Wick – January 2011)

These settings are for a “5 channel “ configuration using the following channels-

1. Ailerons

2. Elevator

3. Motor Control

4. Rudder

5. Flaps

To use these settings you must understand how this systems works and how to program settings on your computer. You should read the Expanded Manual written by Jerry Shaw--even if you are not going to fly helicopters as it will give you great insight on how this system works. There is a lot of potential with this system for airplanes. It is more powerful than my $200.00 -6 channel systems in some applications. I fly electric only so these have not been tested on a fuel type airplane.

The settings below are used on my Multiplex Fun Cub. The Cub performs great with these settings.

When describing the position of Switch A(SWA) and Switch B(SWB)--”push” means that you move the switch towards the back of the TX of away from yourself. “Pull” means that you move the switch towards the front of the TX or towards yourself.

After you establish the link between your computer and the TX access the following screens and program these settings:

END POINT - I like a lot of throw-so I set the End Points to the Max for the ailerons and elevator. Channel -Flaps are set to max. You can change the percentages to suit your preference.

Channel Right Side Left Side
CH1 120% 120%
CH2 120% 120%
CH3 120% 120%
CH4 100% 100%
CH5 120% 120%
CH6 100% 100%

 

SUB TRIM -not used -all set to 0

REVERSE--you must set this for your airplane.

DUAL RATE--not used-- all set to 0--you would have to use Switch A and I use A for the Throttle Cut

Note from Jerry: It is possible to utilize dual rates by assigning the SW(B) to DR and setting the Dual Rate values.

MODE---I use mode 2 -here is described as “model 2”

TYPE--select Acro

MIX--here are the important settings

Mix # 1 Mix 2 and 3 are not used.

Source VRB

Des Ch5

Up Rate 0

Dn Rate 100%--full flaps

Switch SWB


This mix tells the TX to send to Chanel 5 on your receiver these settings so you can use VRB and SWB to control your flaps.

With these settings I can get variable or “fixed flaps” . I can use the VRB knob to set variable flaps as I fly. At this point SWB pushed forward. If I pull SWB the flaps go to full. If you want to less than full flaps you can change the percentage of the Dn Rate to less that 100%.

SWITCH A--select Throttle Cut. This is more than the usual Throttle Cut as with SWA pulled the throttle will not activate. This has prevented a lot of unwanted accidental “cuts” from a swinging prop. To activate--push SWA forward.

These settings work for me. I suggest that you ground test your settings extensively before you fly. If you have other planes programmed, don’t forget to reset the manual trims on your TX to the plane you are flying------and always ground test all controls before you launch or take off!!! I know this from many pain ful experiences!!!

I am working on other settings---flaperons on my sailplanes so I can camber the wings, and coordinated flaps and elevators on my stunt planes, and elevons for flying wings. When I have tested these settings, I will send them to you .

I hope that these settings will help others to use the potential available in the CT6 system.


Richard

Addendum from Richard Wick  (June 11, 2011)

CT6 Computer Transmitter Settings for Airplanes--Using Flaperons

This configuration uses ailerons as flaps and ailerons --known as Flaperons. You must have one servo for each aileron for this set up to work. The ailerons will work as ailerons and then as flaps and ailerons when activated.

You will use the following channels for this configuration. Plug in the servos on the CT6 receiver as follows:

Channel Function

To use these settings you must understand how this systems works and how to program CT6 transmitter settings on your computer. You should read the Expanded Manual written by Jerry Shaw--even if you are not going to fly helicopters as it will give you great insight on how this system works. There is a lot of potential with this system for airplanes. It is more powerful than my $200.00 -6 channel systems in some applications. I fly electric only so these have not been tested on a fuel type airplane or a non-motorized plane, but they should work.

The settings below are used on my own design sport powered aerobatic sailplane. I use the flaperons to set wing camber to increase the efficiency of the wing for gliding. You can use this set up for any plane where you want to use ailerons as flaps--for example to slow the plane for landing--and still have aileron control at the same time.

When describing the position of Switch A(SWA) and Switch B(SWB)--”push” means that you move the switch towards the back of the TX of away from yourself. “Pull” means that you move the switch towards the front of the TX or towards yourself.

After you establish the link between your computer and the TX access the following screens and program these settings: END POINT - I like a lot of throw-so I set the End Points to the Max for the ailerons and elevator. You can change the percentages to suit your preference.

Right sideLeft side
Ch1120%120%
Ch2120%120%
Ch3100%120%
Ch4100%100%
Ch5120%120%
Ch6100%100%

SUB TRIM -not used -all set to 0

REVERSE--you must set this for your airplane.

DUAL RATE-you can activate Dual Rates by using SWB. I set my “on” rates as tbe low and the “off” as the high. When SWB is activated or turned on the low rates are in effect along with the flaperons as you are probably using the flaperons for wing cambering on your sailplane and do not need “full‘ control surface movement; or you are using the flaperons as flaps for slow flying or landing and again do not need full control surface movement. When SWB is off-or deactivated-the high rates are in effect. I usually do not use dual rates, but it is a nice option to have.

MODE---I use mode 2 -here is described as “model 2”

TYPE--select Acro

MIX--here are the important settings
Mix123
SourceCh1VRBVRA
DesCh5Ch1Ch5
Up Rate100%10%0
Dn Rate100%0%10%
SwitchOnSWBSWB

Mix 1--couples both ailerons to channel 1 so when you move the right control stick left or right the ailerons work as a pair. If they are not moving in the proper direction , go back to the Reverse section and change the direction until they are moving in the proper direction.

Mix 2--makes the right aileron into a flaperon when activated by SWB. I am using 10% movement for wing cambering--you can use up to 100% for full flaps.

Mix 3--makes the left aileron into a flaperon when activated by SWB. Again I am using 10% movement for wing cambering--and you can use up to 100% for full flaps. It is a good idea to use the same percentage of movement for both flaperons, as if you use different percentages , the airplane could turn or roll and not track straight.

Notice that you have to use VRA and VRB to make this work. For my application I have VRB turned all the way to the right (clockwise) and VRA all the way to the left(counter clockwise). You may have to change the “0” in the up rate or down rate position to get the ailerons to move in the proper direction. Do not reverse the ailerons to get the flaperon function to work in the right direction. In other words--the Up rate for Mix 2 may be “0” and the down rate 10% and for Mix 3 the up rate 10% and the down rate 0. That’s why it is important to set this or any configuration for planes with the system on and working--transmitter and receiver and servos--to insure that all the movement is in the right direction. To activate the flaperon feature “push” SWB away from you. To deactivate--”pull” SWB towards you.

SWITCH A--select Throttle Cut. With SWA “pulled “ toward you the throttle will not activate. This has prevented a lot of unwanted accidental “cuts” from a swinging prop. To activate the throttle--push SWA forward.

These settings work for me. I suggest that you ground test your settings extensively before you fly. If you have other planes programmed for your transmitter, don’t forget to reset the manual trims on your TX to the plane you are flying . I use a tag that I attach to the transmitter neck strap loop with the name of the plane and the trim settings that apply to the plane programmed into the TX------and always ground test all controls before each flight!!! Avoid the painful experiences that I have suffered by not checking all controls before flight.!!! I hope that these settings will help others to use the potential available in the CT6 system. Richard p style="margin-bottom: 0in">

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